flag of convenience


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flag of convenience

a national flag flown by a ship registered in that country to gain financial or legal advantage
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Today, foreign airlines can set up under a flag of convenience to exploit weak labor laws in other countries in order to save money and undercut competition.
Flag of convenience ships are owned by companies who register them in third world countries to avoid scrutiny of poor operating and working conditions.
registries it deems to be flag of convenience style registries.
"Many flag of convenience states lack the resources or the will to properly monitor standards on vessels registered with them.
This study examines the ability of states, acting together under the auspices of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations, to adopt trade restrictive measures against unregulated (flag of convenience) fishing fleets on the high seas.
"Being termed as an independent is a flag of convenience for him, he's still under the control of the Conservatives."
The group killed 550 people during the Troubles, while the UDA, which also operated under the flag of convenience of the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF), claimed 431 lives.
Standards increase upwards until they reach an equilibrium where the flag of convenience states require more environmental, safety, and labor protections than they initially did, but fewer than adopted originally by most of the advanced industrial states.
"You run up the white flag of convenience' we'll stick with our colour that has stood us in good stead for 100 years."
The selection of research that does exist for specific bioactives and finished goods, used to substantiate and create demand, typically results in the raising of a flag of convenience, a suite of research that is positive, while excluding research that is non-positive or even negative.
At least 2,800 large fishing vessels either have a flag of convenience or are listed on Lloyd's Register of Ships as flying an unknown flag, the study said.
The flag of convenience has been used in the past by both the LVF and the UDA, but PSNI sources believe the latter were behind most recent incidents.